Only six miles south of Manchester, Stockport is situated on the confluence of the rivers Goyt, Tame and Mersey. It's a town that has long been associated with manufacturing and is a good location for those seeking opportunities.
Contrary to what you would expect by looking at the town's name, Stockport was never much of a port town since the Mersey is a fairly narrow and shallow waterway in this region. Rather, the name simply combines the Old English words for 'marketplace' and 'hamlet'.
Indeed, Stockport has been a hub of commerce for hundreds of years, mainly as a source for textiles and hats, producing as many as six million pieces of headwear a year at the industry's peak.
Silk weaving and cotton spinning expanded during the 18th century with mills that were first powered by water, then steam. Other related industries included block making, trimming manufacture and leather ware.
Hat making in Stockport finally came to an end in the 1990s and the textile industry has also declined significantly. However, the town has moved with the times and its economy is now mainly based in the service sector.
The financial industry employs a large portion of Stockport's population, with companies like the Co-Op Bank and Swinton Insurance having facilities in the area.
In addition, manufacturing plays a part in the local economy. For example, BAE Systems, United Biscuits, PZ Cussons and NXP Semiconductors have factories in Stockport. What's more, Robinsons is a regional brewery that produces around 35,000 barrels of beer a year.
If you're looking for roles in Stockport, or anywhere else in the country, why not get in touch with Cast UK today?
Our team of recruitment consultants have extensive experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain fields and we will work with you to find the right vacancy for your skills and qualifications.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Stockport or source a new job in Stockport then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
£35000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Cast UK are working with one of the UK's fastest growing retailers to appoint several Merchandisers and Senior Merchandisers due to business growth.
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
: Cast UK are supporting one of our key clients with the recruitment process of a Transport Controller for their growing operation based in Greater Manchester.
£35000 - £42000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Cast UK are excited to be working with one of the UK's leading fast fashion retailers to recruit a Merchandiser to join their expanding team based in Manchester.
Up to £17500.00 per annum + benefits including staff discount
Are you a bright, analytical and numerate graduate eager to secure your first full-time role upon completing your degree? You may not have come across merchandising before, however it's a fantastic career path that can offer you long-term development...
£28000 - £30000 per annum
Our client, a global manufacturing firm with a site in the Manchester area, is looking to appoint a Supply Chain Planner to join their existing supply chain team.
£20000.00 - £25000 per annum
Cast UK are excited to be supporting an award-winning and growing retailer with the recruitment of an Assistant Buyer to join their friendly head office team based in Manchester.
£18000.00 - £25000 per annum + High OTE
t UK are a leading, specialist recruitment agency, established 14 years with our head office in Manchester City CentreWe specialise in Procurement, Supply Chain, Transport, Logistics and Retail recruitment across the UK and at a mid-senior level.
£28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Cast UK are supporting a growing business with the recruitment process of a Transport Co-ordinator to be based at their operation based in Merseyside.
Our client is leading the way in their field, they are a large national organisation who are looking to add a Distribution Shift Manager to their nights operation 21:00 - 07:00.
£27000.00 - £35000 per annum
Our client, a global manufacturing firm based in the Bimrimgham area, is looking to appoint a Production Planner to join their busy team.